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for their kids and gun-free zones for hours. ours. >> jay carney said that the nra ad was r repugnant and cowardly. the nra says that the ad was not in anyone's children in particular. anyone the claims otherwise they say is intention to try to kid ththe topic and is missing the int. incidentally, once the president talked about gun violce, sales went through the roof. can ththe president moving now to this time around? >> there is more desire for control than ever bui do not think congress will budge on the big stuff. it is not going to get done. what the nra did was odiou i think the president is on the high ground, but i do not think he will get done real gun- control. >> these 23 executive action re fairly trivial, there was nothing major about it. i think it will not have any effect, it was the appearance of motion. the three big items on the table for congress, the assault weapons ban, the limit on the size of the magazine clip, and universal background checks. i think the last one has v very strong public opinion hind it. it is likely to pass to the other two are not liklyo pas
as gun safety advocates and the nra squared off at the first congressional hearing since the mass shooting in newtown, connecticut. gabrielle giffords spoke briefly at today's congressional hearing but what she said carried a powerful message. >> we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now. >> as she made her emotional appeal the nra head re lapierre listen then -- listened in. >> background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to that. >> in a fiery rebuttal, her husband mark kelly spoke. >> my wife would not have been sitting in this seat today if we had stronger background checks. >> a teenager who marched during the inaugural parade was shot to death in chicago. >> if we can save even one child's life, we have an obligation to try. combat gun violence, president obama islawmakers to pass legislation that will limit the number of rounds in a magazine clip and require universal background checks for gun purchases. the nra says lawmakers should focus on enforcing current laws. republicans and some rural state democrats agree and it is
he did. the president of the n.r.a. skipped his meeting with the vice president and afterwards they blasted the meeting. there were cameras inside the meeting but no cameras were allowed in the meeting this afternoon with the n.r.a. and other gun advocacy groups. the n.r.a. said after the meeting they won't allow gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and mad men. issuing a blistering statement saying we were disappointed on how little this meeting had to do with keepinging our children safe. at a news session the vice president said the chance to save even one life justifies action with graphic comments about newtown's youngest action. >> to see kids riddled not just shot but riddled -- riddled with bullet holes in their classroom. >> biden tried to appeal to the gun rights group saying that he suicide a gun owner. he laid out ideas opposed by the group, including universal background checks not just at gun shows but all private sellers. gabby giffords are lobbying congress to enblame new rules. >> i went through a background check
control debate heats up, price -- vice- president joe biden said to meet with nra leaders today. this is just one of many groups the vice president is meeting with as he heads to the task force to deliver a gun control recommendations for the white house. the nra has made its position clear, no new gun laws. joe biden says no matter what the white house is looking to take action. >> the president is going to act. there is executive action that can be taken. >> other groups are getting in on the debate as well. wal-mart originally declined to join the talks with vice- president joe biden. now it will bring ideas to the table. the task force will submit recommendations to president obama by the end of january. >> virginia voters team to support ideas by joe biden and nra. over 92 percent support my aunt -- mandatory background checks. 62 percent saying people owning assault weapons make the nation at more dangerous. 66 percent support placing armed guards in school and have said they protect from crime. >> congressman from northern virginia met to discuss moving fbi headquarters o
. this comes after the nra is getting a host of support. autria godfrey is live. >> what little hope there might have been that vice-president biden and leaders with the nra could come to some sort of agreement on adequate gun control seem to be a pipe dream. leaders of the nra will continue to push the second amendment. they do so with an army of 4.2 million people behind them now. vice president joe biden painted the most graphic pictures yet while driving home his point. >> there is nothing that has gone to the heart of the matter more than the visual people have of kids riddled not shot with a stray bullet riddled of bullet holes. >> concluding his meeting today the vice president promised his meeting to present a bomb would be made by tuesday. they are expected to include universal background checks and magazines. >> this is not. -- nuts. >> the push back was instant. people believe is an attack against the second amendment. the largest pro-gun group in the country is seeing a huge surge of report. a flood of new members appeared 100,000. >> it might be a knee-jerk reaction. >>
with the powerful nra today, getting ready for a big announcement next week. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl now tells us what happened. >> reporter: on the day vice president biden met with the national rifle association, he made it clear he's pushing for the biggest expansion of gun control in two decades. >> there's got to be some common ground here. >> reporter: biden's proposal will likely include mandatory background checks on virtually every gun sale, and a ban on semi-automatic weapons and those ammo clips that hold dozens of bullets. that will pit him squarely against the nra. >> everything that's been proposed impinges on people who have every right to own firearms. >> reporter: the nra has long been a lobbying force like no other. its unwavering opposition to gun control immortalized by its late president, charlton heston. >> from my cold, dead hands! >> reporter: they even managed to expand gun rights during president obama's first term, leafizing guns in national parks and on amtrak. the nra has lots of money, $3 million on campaign contributions and lobbying last
-president joe biden prepares to meet with the nra and retailers. >> the recovery begins for redskins quarterback robert griffin iii, after knee surgery. >> and this was inspired to wear a shirt of gold. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> i have one of those on right now underneath this. >> move over, mr. t. >> good morning, washington. it's thursday, january 10. >> we will get straight to meteorologist jacqui jeras. we are excited about the temperatures. >> we will not see a lot of improvement throughout today unfortunately. if we have a northerly wind,shine, and cloudy. overall, it will be mild. we have about two and a half hours for temperatures to continue dropping. it's 47 degrees in the district, 45 in gaithersburg, 43 at dulles, 44 in culpeper. there's a satellite picture. a variable amount oflienouds. there you see be express forecast. temperatures moving into the 50's this afternoon. sixty is around a corner. details on that in a few minutes. now, but the roadwaythe roadways. >> it's quiet from the tra
the nra. >> vice-president joe biden painted the most graphic picture yet while driving home his plan to revamp gun restrictions. >> there has nothing that has gone to the heart of the matter more than the visual people -- the visual that people have of six-year-olds were told -- riddled with bullet holes. >> he said that recommendations would be made to president obama by tuesday. that will include universal background checks and a ban on high-capacity magazines. >> i grew up in the hunting culture, but this is not. why does anybody need a 30-clip? >> the push back was almost in -- instant, as the nra blasted the discussion as an attack on the second amendment. in just the last 18 days, the nra reports that they have seen a flood of new members 100,000 to be exact. this man says the jump in membership does not exactly a surprise him but he feels responsible gun owners not the lack of gun owners, is what is needed. >> you have to be responsible with whenever you have. some people crash and kill people in cars. there are millions of people out there with high capacity rifles and they a
. that will pit him squarely against the nra. >> everything that's been proposed impinges on people who have every right to own firearms. >> reporter: the nra has long been a lobbying force like no other. its unwavering opposition to gun control immortalized by its late president, charlton heston. >> from my cold, dead hands. >> reporter: recent polls suggest an opening for some gun control. a majority now favoring a ban on semiautomatic handguns. but it would be a mistake to think the nra's influence has waned. in the three weeks after the shooting in newtown, connecticut, the nra added more than 100,000 new members. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. >>> and even as the vice president was holding those meetings in washington, another school shooting was taking place. this time, in california. police say a student snuck a shotgun into school and then struck one classmate in the chest and fired on another. fortunately, a heroic science teacher was able to talk him down and disarm him. a sheriff said that the 16-year-old gunman told investigators he targeted the two students because they had
, but he did not move the country which is what he's trying to do with the nra. obama's approval rating 52%, the nra's approval rating 54%. >> republicans in congress is 17%. >> since gun control came back to the top of the agenda, the nra has acquired 250,000 new members, so we're going to find out. you saw by putting up the statements by some of the democratic senators that there's a resistance in the democratic caucus because they have six seats up next time. >> all of those senators, i showed. >> in states where mr. obama got less than 42% of the votes, the republicans need to control the senate six seats. >> so how hard does he push this, cokie? >> i think he pushes parts of it. the assault weapons ban is obviously a huge problem and that's what most people are pushing back against. although it is interesting with the increased number of women in congress that it might have a better shot than 1994, 29% of republican men voted for the assault weapons ban and almost 70% of republican women. so you could see a difference because of that. but i think that background checks, waiting period
have a plan by next tuesday, but it's clear the nra won't like it. abc's karen travers has the details. >> reporter: vice president biden met with the most prominent opponent of gun control, the national rifle association. before hand, he sounded confident. >> there's nothing that has gone to the heart of the matter more than the visual image people have of little 6-year-old kids riddled, riddled with bullet holes in their classroom. and the public demands we speak to it. >> reporter: the vice president suggested his proposals were increased gun control will be bold, including mandatory background checks on virtually every gun sale and bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazine clips. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: with 4 million highly motivated members, the nra spent more than $1 million on campaign contributions last year, and more than $2 million on lobbying. 288 members of congress have an a-rating from the nra for opposing new gun laws. in fact, gun rights were expanded in president obama's first term,
this is morning -- >> the nra says boosting school security is more effective in banning assault weapons in reducing gun violence. a top nra official appears on capitol hill this morning. wayne lapierre says police need to enforce existing gun laws and deny weapons to the mentally ill. >>> and the master mind of the manti te'o hoax is telling his side of the story for the first time. ron nigh ya tuiasosopo's interview with dr. phil interviews tomorrow. coming forward with the truth is part of the healing. he'll provide exact details of the hoax, in which he fooled te'o into believing he was his girlfriend. >>> former soldier brendan marrocco insisted on wheeling himself into a news conference yesterday. he used the arms that he had transplanted weeks ago. he also lost both lesion in a roadside bombing in iraq. >> i can rotate a little bit. this arm is pretty much not much movement at all. not yet. at least we're hopeful for the future to get some good function out of it. out of both of them. i really don't know what to say. it's such a big thing for my life. it's -- it's just fantastic.
and aire certified certified -- nra .nstructor he teaches gun owners when is legal to shoot someone. it is a way to show how to treat guns with respect and to carry them. gun instructors also noticed the trend. a store almost sold out of weapons and all january classes ldap. people are looking for it. we were a little bit, holy cow. >> to have double what is normal. that is the first time we have had that sort of influx. they are sold out. a gabrielle giffords made stop in newtown, connecticut to meet with officials. they met with the lieutenant and u.s. senator. she is still recovering from a from a campaign event a few years ago. congress -- lawmakers from have failed to pass a measure. passing that measure has to start over. it could be a month before any d reached new york and new jersey. good economic news this week. 155,000 jobs have been reported in december. many analysts say there are reasons to be optimistic. lawmakers on capitol hill say jobs must still be among the country's top priorities. >> and then pleads guilty to a drunk driving charge. he will lose his license for
. >>> face time. a first for the obama white house. the vice president meets today with the nra to discuss gun safety. >>> trapped in ice. a race against time to save a pod of killer whales. their only access to air is a small hole there in the ice sheet. experts, now, rushing to the scene. >>> and oscar's arrival. dreams will be made and broken this morning, as the academy award nominations are announced. >>> good thursday morning. i'm sunny hostin. >> and i'm rob nelson. experts in every state are scrambling to deal with a flood of flu patients. >> one city has declared a state of emergency. abc's tahman bradley has the very latest. >> reporter: doctors are calling it onef the fiercest outbreaks in a decade. this flu strain that started in october, instead of january, has spread to 41 states, hitting at least 2,200 people. >> i'm declaring a public health emergency in the city of boston. >> reporter: boston mass general is seeing unprecedented levels of patients. many of whom have to wait 24 hours to be admitted. in pennsylvania, one hospital had to set up a tent outside the emergency ro
battle is slated with the head of the n.r.a. expected to testify before the u.s. senate senate judiciary committee with the husband of a former congress william. >> chris van hallen is lending his support for gun control. in a march at the washington monument tomorrow at noon he is joining eleanor holmes monitor the d.c. mayor and religious leaders followed by calls for congress to take action. which company ousted apple as the world's most valuable? >> this is a live look outside where we are tracking a little bit of snow as it rolls through the area. >> the caps are on the road in pneumonia where the boos may not be as loud. the defending a.c.c. champ says we >> there's a lot of loose change in america and some could be yours. the national association of unclaimed property administrators says there is about $58 billion in unclaimed property and money. they come from bank accounts, stockholders and other forms of options. there is an online data base you can check. it could be worth your time. somebody in con landed about $33 million from an old stock sale
. >> there appears to be no consensus over how to tackle the issue. representatives from the nra met with vice-president biden on thursday. they called it an attack on the second amendment. vice-president biden plans to give his recommendations to president obama on tuesday. >> you have to be responsible with what ever you have. people have a fast cars and they're not responsible and the crash and kill people. there are millions of people out there with high capacity rifles, and they are not hurting people. >> the nra says it has seen a flood of new members in the past 18 days and is hoping for even more. >> the teacher u.s. presence in afghanistan is expected to take center stage when president obama and afghan president hamid karzai work at -- meet at the white house today. >> they will hold a private meeting and lunch before holding a joint press conference this afternoon. u.s. and international forces are scheduled to leave at the end of 2014. president karzai is good to speak at georgetown university this evening. >> 5:07. 41 degrees. >> still ahead, apple wants to hang up rumors it is cr
the nra head on. >> the gun lobby can be stopped, my friends, they can be stopped. >> reporter: voices in the crowd taking the first steps in a long push to reform the nation's gun laws. as the protesters disperse ed today, they looked ahead to wednesday, the first congressional hearings for legislation on gun control. the head of the nra and the husband of gabby giffords, mark kelly, will testify. david? >> along with them so many of those families from newtown. reena, thank you. >>> another image from washington makes headlines tonight, president obama in his first joint interview with someone other than his wife, instead hillary clinton, the two battling it out in the democratic primary nearly five years ago, making history coming down to the two of them. then going on to form quite an alliance, the connection behind the scenes and in front of the cameras. right here, as they observed the bodies of those diplomats brought home from libya. is it about a campaign that's yet to come? here's abc's david kerley. >> i think hillary will go down as one of the finest secretaries of state we
for gun buyers. the head of the nra was there as well. he said criminals would not be impacted by them because they do not undergo background checks. after the hearing, kelly and lapierre shook hand. >> strong disagreements. good to see they did shake hand. we disagree. we did so cordially and respectfully. >> what is the answer? what is the nra putting forth as the answer. >> security in schools, armed guard at the schools. their answer. the famous quote. the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. that is their stance. more guns, arm everybody. >> what about all the loopholes? gun show loophole? there has to be an answer from the nra about that. >> even with all of the debate going on right now. it seems the assault weapons ban from '94 to 2004. doesn't appear to go through. a lot of opposition. we are a gun loving country end of the day. oner to they get around and make head way on the background issue, the loopholes you mention, particularly, a private dealer or at gun shows, the same check system is not in place. that is gaining some ground. the ban itself
for responsible solutions. the head of the nra testified today. >> maryland governor martin o'malley will deliver his state of the state speech today. it is scheduled for noon, before the general assembly in annapolis. the speech includes a new feature. maryland residents will be able to submit questions through the internet and through twitter. we have a link on our web site, wjla.com. >> 4:37, the 58 degrees. am i reading this right? >> that's great. still to come, ray lewis addressing harsh allegations as he prepares for the superbowl. >> welcome back on this wednesday morning. taking a live look at the capitol dome. you can almost feel it is warmer out there. it is fantastic. it is a balmy morning. >> really? >> this is beautiful. >> it feels great. >> for the end of january. >> yesterday afternoon, sunshine and 70 degrees, not much to complain about. equally as warm today, but with a few more clouds. the wind will start to pick up as a cold front approaches from the west. by this afternoon, a few showers will be developing. late-night we will see some of thunderstorms. a few of those could b
joe biden vowed urgent action targeting gun control while speaking at the white house. the nra and gun retailers are scheduled to come to the white house to discuss the issue. it was the massacre at sandy hook that led to the talks. victims of another mass shooting came together to help the families of in conn. >> when the tragedy happened, people all across the country felt compelled to do something anything. none more than those who fell to their pain including those that were on the campus of the virginia tech when the massacre happened. tonight local hokies came out for the victims. >> it is a rough recovery, but i think coming out to the event shows how much support the community is receiving. >> the focus of this happy hour is sandy hook. who better to do it than those who were witness to the worst. >> it did bring back a lot of the motions. but she watched in horror as the events of newtown occured. her heart still hurts for the victims. she turned to night's happy hour into a fund raiser for the victims. $10 donations were taken at the door and the promise that conn victims are
with gun rights advocates and retailers, including members of the nra. good morning, washington. it's thursday, january 10. i am cynne simpson. >> and i'm scott thuman. glad to have you along on this thursday. let's get to jacqui jeras to talk about what a nice start is. i did not even need a coat. >> are high temperature yesterday was just before midnight. temperatures are mild. we have a lot of cloud cover. that is trying to clear out a little. we have some time to cool down before the sun rise. the temperature in washington is 50 degrees 47 at dulles, 45 in gaithersburg, 34 in culpeper, 38 in fredericksburg, 37 this morning in quantico. range of temperatures. we will see plenty of sunshine this morning, then clouds developing later in the day. partly cloudy, 50 degrees at noon, 49 at 5:00. i temperature of 50 degrees. a little cooler overall today and tomorrow. the big warmup is still coming for the weekend. first, let's check on traffic with jamee. >> good morning. nice and quiet from the traffic center. 95 northbound, no problems. construction has wrapped up in dale city toward
's first congressional hearing on gun control begins this morning on capitol hill. the nra is expected to tell lawmakers that an assault weapons ban and back ground checks are not serious efforts to stem gun violence. gabby gifford's husband, mark kelly, is also expected to testify at the hearing. >>> in trenton, new jersey, authorities are touting the haul of weapons now off the streets thanks to a gun buyback program, bringing in 2600 hand guns. someone even hurn r turned in a rocket launcher. the state paid out $324,000 for the weapons, no questions asked. >>> a federal court is upholding san francisco's new nudity ban, so keep it under wraps. a judge ruled the ordinance does not violate first amendment rights. activists argued the right to strip down is a freedom of expression. the ban covers public areas across san francisco and goes into effect friday. >>> a mowmento from mickey mantdle's baseball career. just 536 so-called career rings were made. one for each of his home runs. the one in question belonged to his youngest son and it was stolen from his home in texas in 2007 and r
restrictions. members of the nra and wildlife interest groups will discuss their concerns over added gun control. >>> turning now to the growing public health crisis, the deadly flu outbreak has gotten so bad that one major city has declared an emergency and is offering free vaccines. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: in boston, the mayor sounded the alarm. >> today, i'm declaring a public health emergency in the city of boston. >> reporter: at mass general hospital, there are now 24-hour waits to be admitted. and when you do get in to see a doctor or nurse, they'll now be wearing protective masks. and in minnesota, where they've had almost 1,000 confirmed cases of the flu, they're trying everything to stop the spread. for up to five days, you may be infected and contagious without a single symptom. on day one of your symptoms, the very first time, your fever will spike as high as 104, even 106 degrees. severe headache and muscle aches, too. >> i was feeling dizzy and i couldn't breathe. >> reporter: by day three, add on a sore throat, stuffy nose and dry cough. this happens to be
guns hunters and sportsman can use. the nra is already pushing back, saying senator feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. but in a sign of where the nation stands, a new abc news washington post poll shows that 53% of americans support the kinds of gun reforms that president obama has proposed so far. mark greenblatt, abc news, new york. >> thank you, mark. of course, the president signed several executive orders. that was the first salvo in all of this. now the tougher battle is capitol hill. she says it's a battle worth having. we'll see what happens once it hits capitol hill. >> i think most americans, especially after newtown, they do support some port of gun control, perhaps not an aggressive form of gun control. but something. so why wouldn't it at least be passable? >> if the public is for it, you think capitol hill would respond. from '94 to 2004 in this country, we had an assault weapons ban. and you listen to people who supported it they say it worked and had the effect. you listen to the nra and other folks who say it didn't work. i jus
on guns and violence. >> the time is now. you must act. >>> proposition. the head of the nra. so, who won the first round? >>> the $275 million man on the wroeps tonight? the guy who got all the glamour and the girls. is he about to go down? >>> and, cats going wild. what we just learned today about the secret life of fluffy. scientists track them and discover a kind of feline frankenstein. >>> good evening. we begin with that wall of wind howling across the country tonight. millions of americans bracing for the impact, everything from stalled trains and planes to tornadoes. and here is the map. an area from the florida panhandle to new york, under a severe weather warning. abc's steve osunsami is outside atlanta tonight in adairsville, georgia, where one powerful tornado has already torn through town. >> reporter: an hour north of atlanta, an amazing picture, the sky was falling. >> we've got debris flying to the left and center of this system. the sirens have been going off here. the wind is kicking up, along with the rain. again, a funnel crossing the interstate here in adairsville. >>
called americans for responsible solutions. the head of the nra wayne also testified today. a connecticut task force searching for ways to prevent shootings will from thosely by the sandy hook elementary school massacre. the panel will hold a public tonight.n new down force's working group on mental health, gun violence, and school safety have contentious testimonies at recent hearings. 20 children and six adults died in the shooting. >> alabama authorities are negotiate with a man suspected of killing a school bus driver and kidnapping a 6- boy.old the gunman boarded the bus in southeastern alabama tuesday afternoon. bus driver several times and then left with the little boy. suspect took the child to a nearby church where police are surrender.et him to it's not clear what exactly led to this situation. bp will plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges of 11 oil rig workers. they will pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the gulf oil spill. a federal judge on tuesday approved the agreement. would not resolve the federal government claims. could pay billions more for env
the n.r.a. and wall matter which is the national's largest seller of firearm and ammunition. >> a new poll of virginiaians show that many residents would love to see armed guards at schools but they also want tighter restrictions for gun owners. jeff goldberg is live with the poll results for us. jeff? >> a new poll from quinnipiac university shows that 58% of virginia residents favor an assault weapons ban. when it comes to school like this one, the majority of virginia residents believe that armed protection has become common sense. for many parents knowing a police officer is standing watch at school provides great comfort. >> safety for the kids and the teachers. >> for other, it means guns in a place they don't want them. >> i'm against guns in general. >> but a new survey from quinnipiac university shows that residents by a margin of 66% to 29% are in support of having armed police officer in school. daniel of falls church says the sandy hook shooting convinced him that police are needed in schools in the event of a violent att
157 types of assault weapons. the nra and their congressional allies are unlikely to approve them. >>> and the senate has some new rules this morning to curb filibusters, which are used to block bills and nominations. senators overwhelmingly approved the new rule, which reduce but don't eliminate the number of times a filibuster can be used by the minority party. in return, the majority will to allow two minority amendments to bills. >>> and rhode island statehouse, lawmakers applauded after passing a bill to allow gay marriages. rhode island is the only state in new england that does not allow them right now. the bill's future in the state senate, though, is unclear. no vote is currently scheduled there. >>> and new jersey's republican governor, chris christie, is getting some political support from an unlikely source. he's facebook's founder, mark zuckerberg, who headlined events for president obama's re-election campaign. he will host an event for christie next month at his home in california. >>> the unbearable deep freeze menacing millions of americans is delivering yet anoth
with represents from nra and walmart, to discuss gun safety. biden's task force is due to recommend policy changes by month's end. >>> this morning we learned the commuter ferry that crashed in manhattan, injured more than 80 people at the south street sea port wednesday, at new engines and a problematic new propeller system installed. no word if they're to blame for the ferry ramming into the dock. 11 of the injuries were described as serious. >>> also in new york, a 300-foot crane collapsed on to a building under construction. seven people were injured here, including three workers trapped in that twisted metal. thankfully, though, all are okay this morning. >>> and a real strikeout of sorts. for the first time in decades, baseball writers did not elect anyone to the hall of fame this year. stars of the so-called steroid era, including barry bonds and roger clemens and sammy sosa, were all shut out. roger clemens, you see him on the mound, later tweeted, and i quote, i'm not overly surprised. end quote. >>> and finally, an extremely close call for an extreme skateboarder. a curvy hill in a new y
on gun violence since the connecticut school shooting is being held today. the head of the nra will ask congress not to blame law-abiding gun owners for the recent shooootings. while mark kelly and gabby giffords are expected to push for universal back ground checks and limits on high capacity magazines. >>> in medical news, you may want to ask you boss for an earlier lunch hour. people on a diet who eat lunch early end up losing more weight than those that eat late in the afternoon. the body processes sugar differently te pending on time of day. >>> and finally, wow, the definition of american heroism. form eer soldier brendan marroc made a point of wheeling himself sp a press conference on tuesday. he was using transplanted arms. he lost his arms and legs in 2009. that has not stopped him. >> not having arms takes so much away from you. even your personality. i have oversome so much in the last four years. i really, honestly, wasn't worried about the risks. >> he says he feels like he's getting a second chance at life. he cannot wait to swim again. it might take two to three years to
. but the time is now. you must act. >> reporter: also testifying was the nra's wayne lapierre, who argued against new gun laws, including requiring background checks for all gun purchases. >> my problem with background checks is you're never going to get criminals to go through universal background checks. >> the president has not met with republicans like marco rubio to talk about his immigration plan. but he said in another interview, quote, i'm happy to meet with anybody, anytime, anywhere, to make sure this happens. >> jon karl, thanks very much. >>> let's go to josh elliott, for the other top stories. things heating up in the middle east. >> there's serious escalation in an already tense region. this morning, israel's military on high alert, after launching an air strike in syria. to the militant group hezbollah in lebanon. the attack appears to confirm fears that the chaotic civil war has left that country's sophisticated weapons vulnerable. russia called israel's attack unacceptable. >>> and chuck hagel sure to face tough questions during his first day of confirmation in the senate
. this comes after a day of a seemingly unsuccessful meeting with the national rifle association. the nra left the white house and said biden's task force is talking about feel-good measures that won't stop gun violence would be violate the second amendment. >>> the homeland security is telling people to stop running java software. it should be disabled right away because of a flaw that has just been found. and it's allowing hackers to take control of computers. one person says this is like open season for hackers. >>> and finally, i love this. take a look at two pictures going viral this morning. the first picture shows the president of russia, vladimir putin, talking to a boy at a church service. but look at the next shot taken seconds later, the boy is in complete shock. so, what did putin say to this poor child? online comments offer the following series. one, i am your father. two, i deleted your pokemon saved fail. or three, if you pick your nose one more time, i'll have it removed. there's word that vladimir putin may star in a reality show "supernanny." unclear when that will get the g
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